Dr Jennifer Fitzgerald holds a Bachelor (Hon) degree and a doctorate degree from the University of Queensland). Jenny’s PhD research in hurt and forgiveness in couple relationships was supervised by adult attachment scholar Dr Judith Feeney.
Jenny, as she likes to be called, is the founding director of Emotionally Focused Therapy & Training Australia, a psychology and counselling clinic in Brisbane, Australia. She is a Certified EFT therapist, supervisor and trainer with the International Centre for EFT (ICEEFT), Canada. Jenny’s career is illustrious. From 2002 to 2021, Jenny divided her time working as a clinical psychologist and being employed at The University of Queensland (UQ), Discipline of Psychiatry where her role included coordinating the Clinical Communication Skills Program for MBBS and MD students and co-ordinating courses in the Clinical Psychology program.
Jenny has taught EFT for Couples workshops in all states and territories of Australia and in South Africa, New Zealand and online. Jenny’s research and conference presentations include: She presented (with Dr Clare Rosoman) at three international conferences focusing on Attachment and Sexuality in New York (2015), Rome (2017) and Athens (2018). She co-edited (with Michele Groves) Communication Skills for Medicine (2010), and Psychosocial Dimensions of Medicine (2016), with Gerard Byrne. IP Communications Melbourne. she co-authored with Veronica Kallos-Lilly, An emotionally focused workbook for couples: The two of us (2015; 2022,) Routledge New York. (The first edition also published in Dutch, German, Polish, Korean, Japanese and Hungarian).
Jenny is Editor of Foundations for couples’ therapy: Research for the real world (2017) Routledge New York. Jenny’s previous career involved training and work as a Registered Nurse and a Hospital Chaplain, with a special interest in palliative care.